We are excited to announce iOS Version Management for iOS Simulators. With this launch, we are simplifying how you keep up with new major or minor iOS releases and provide an uninterrupted experience to your customers.
This eliminates the need to configure the iOS Simulator platform version each time a new major or minor iOS Simulator version is released by providing one of the two new aliases called `current_major` or `previous_major`.
How does this benefit you?
We understand that keeping up with the latest iOS versions can be challenging, and as a result, we have observed that the iOS versions used for testing on our platform are “lagging” behind the real-world adoption rates.
With every major or minor iOS release in our cloud (e.g. iOS 15 to iOS 16, or iOS 15.4 to 15.5) it takes 4-6 months for our users to adopt these versions. This has several reasons, but two of them are that our research revealed:
Getting Started with iOS Version Management
The two new aliases, called `current_major` or `previous_major`, will automatically select the latest installed iOS version without you needing to update your capabilities. This means that you will always be testing against the latest minor or major version of iOS and will quickly find the bugs that might be caused due to the new iOS versions.
We’ve created a comprehensive iOS Version Management doc so you can get started today!